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A Small Pack Of Christmas Cards
I’ve set myself a bit of a challenge to make as many batches of Christmas cards as I can during the rest of August so that I can then put my box of Christmas card consumables back in the garage for a bit and get my quilting back out to work on that in September. I’m not saying that I’ll have made all I need for the year, but I’ll have a fair few to start off with, and can get stuff back out the end of October/November if I’ve had a lot of sales and need to make more for Mam and I to send ourselves.
If I get what I want made up I’ll probably have Christmas card blog posts to show you well into September.
For the cards I’m going to show you today I used different inserts from this year’s Hunkydory collection. I also made my own foiled greetings on parchment.
I started by using the downloaded Canvas software to design the words Nadolig Llawen (Welsh for Happy Christmas) ar around 4″ in length. These I sent to my ScanNCut and used the foiling feature to write the words with a glue pen onto Parchment paper.
These were then covered with foil, some silver and some gold, before beeing rubbed and the foil sheet removed. The greetings were then cut out in strips.
I took the bundle of inserts from this year’s Hunkeydory Christmas selection and chose some with an image forming part of the sheet. I cut an image panel of 4.25″ x 6.25″ from each insert before trimming a quarter inch from the height of the piece that was left.
I cut various coloured and foil panels of 4.75″ x 6.75″ to use as mats for my images. Before sticking the images to the mats I wrapped parchment greeting strips around each image, using tape at the back to keep it in place. Double sided, fingerlift tape was used to attach image to mat, and then the matted image to a plain white, pre scored, A5 base card.
I then used the same tape to attached the left over bit of matching insert, gaving folded down a bit, inside each card.
I added peeloffs saying Nadolig Llawen to the inserts.
Here are the cards I created, together with the inserts of the first two, to give you an idea of what I did.
As you can see, the cards have a much softer look than the ones made using the same image toppers from the collection, but those who’ve seen them here have commented that they like the effect as it is so different to anything in the shops.
So, that’s it for today – quick and simple cards.
I’ll have some more Christmas card posts to come over the next few weeks, so please do pop back to have a look.
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